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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Sculpture, Expressionism, Modernism

August 21, 2013

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a German expressionist painter, sculptor and printmaker, one of the founders of Die Brücke or The Bridge, a key art group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th century art.

Influenced by Albrecht Dürer, Edvard Munch and Vincent van Gogh, Kirchner created nudes, landscapes, and scenes of urban life that opposed the conventions of usual academic art. In the 1930s, Kirchner’s art was labeled as “degenerate” by the Nazis.

In 1938, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner commited suicide.